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IOCA Midlands: Midlands Optimist Winter Race Training

4th December 2021, 09:00 - 16:00

Barnt Green Sailing Club

Training and race development for all Optimist helms who are able to sail a triangular course.

The Midlands Optimist Class Open Training Programme 2021-2 aims to give our young sailors in the Midlands region an opportunity to have fun sailing together and to support and develop them to compete in regional and national race events next year. Qualified instructors / coaches will lead each session, providing skills development and race training. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a head start for next season. Sessions will include a mix of boat speed and boat handling, rules and tactics. It will also be boost sailors' confidence sailing in the stronger winds we typically get through the winter.

The programme for each day will depend on weather conditions and the sailors. Sailors will come ashore for lunch and for breaks in the morning and afternoon.
Come, join in and make friends with other optimist sailors from our region.

Who it is for: Midlands Optimist Helms who are not yet at Regional Training Group level but are able to sail a triangular course (ie RYA Stage 3 or nearly there).

Time: Rigged and changed for briefing at 10am, finish by 4pm

What to bring: own optimist boat, winter sailing kit (drysuit or Winter wetsuit plus layers), woolly hat, winter sailing gloves, racing watch.

All sailors will need to have a responsible adult on-site during the day and support from parents/guardians will be needed. Sailors do need to bring their own boat.

Organising Authority

All training you book page is administered and insured by the Midlands region of INTERNATIONAL OPTIMIST CLASS ASSOCIATION (UK) LIMITED Company number 09779102 under Policy No: 6686206 Section 8.

£5 of the training fee each day is temporary membership of IOCA and can be refunded to you if you subsequently purchase a full year membership of IOCA to attend further events.

We do need a minimum of six sailors for each training day in order to go ahead. Due to the logistics of booking sailing clubs and coaches we are unable to re-schedule events due to weather but do have shore based activities to continue sailors development.

Please contact Jon Smith on if you have any question.

Booking Places

Please click here to book via the IOCA Midlands website.

Last updated 5:47am on 4 August 2022

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